Following Todd Downing’s DUI arrest on November 18, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stated on Tuesday that the team will continue to use Downing as their offensive coordinator. According to Vrabel, Downing’s situation can alter pending the outcome of the legal proceedings and the NFL’s decision about any potential sanctions.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Downing was seen driving a fast car on I-65 at roughly 2:30 AM local time. A THP officer pulled Downing over for a traffic stop after smelling alcohol emanating from inside his car and noticing indicators of intoxication. After that, Downing was taken into custody and lodged in the Williamson County Jail.
After Tennessee’s 27-17 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Downing’s arrest prompted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to issue a memo to all clubs threatening “significant discipline” for breaking the league’s long-standing rule against drinking while using team facilities or on team buses and planes.